The Jubilee of Mercy, as declared by Pope Francis, began on December 8, 2015 and will continue through November 20, 2016. The Year of Mercy was inaugurated in Rome and around the world by the opening of the Holy Doors.
This year the Monastery of the Holy Spirit celebrates 70 years of foundation – 7 decades of monastic witness and presence in Georgia. At this milestone in our history, we honor the three essential elements that comprise a monastery as we celebrate the community, the place, our friends and benefactors, with Christ being its cornerstone.
Holy Spirit Monastery has been blessed with three new novices in the past three months. Brother Mario Ignatius (far right) was clothed in late December. Brother Nathanael (far left) was clothed in February, and Brother Emilio Raphael (center) was clothed this last week. Novice Master Brother Elias commented, "We have always been graced with a remarkable spirit in the Novitiate.
On Saturday June 11th, under sunny skies, the monastery's 3rd annual 5K Run and 1-mile Family Run had a great turn out. The race was another success event. It seems to be growing in number of participants and popularity...and that's a good sign. The monastery is grateful for the many new and returning participants from previous runs.